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Setting the Standard for Corporate Civic Engagement

Symantec is again recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S.
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By Ashley Savageau

Points of Light Announces 2019 Honorees of The Civic 50 at Annual Conference

Initiative Honors Top Companies with Superior Community Engagement
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ST. PAUL, Minn., June 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service announces The Civic 50 honorees of 2019, recognizing them as the most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 awards provide a framework for good corporate citizenship, and showcases how committed companies are moving social impact, civic engagement and community to the center of their business.

Public Consultation Period on the Latest AA1000 Assurance Standard Opened

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LONDON and NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The latest revision of the AA1000 Assurance Standard, the AA1000AS (2019), has been initiated by AccountAbility for public consultation via a globally accessible web platform today. The AA1000AS (2019) is an internationally accepted, freely available standard that provides the requirements for AccountAbility licensed assurance providers to conduct good-quality sustainability assurance on sustainability disclosures by reporting organisations.

Sabbatical Stories: Paying It Forward

A Software Engineer from Bellevue spent his sabbatical helping to rebuild hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico.
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By: Francesca Hellebrandt, eBay News Team

Volunteering has always played an important role in Paul Son’s life. In college, Paul volunteered as a tutor and science fair mentor at a school near the University of Washington. In 2011, Paul first experienced disaster response when he was deployed to Batrop, TX, where a fire had scorched 40,000 acres and destroyed over 1,000 homes. Together, these experiences inspired Paul to spend his sabbatical doing what he does best — give back to the community.

The Co-op Community Spaces Program | LBG Canada Company Spotlight

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Community spaces are what bring people together. In trying and often dividing times, they can be a source of joy and connection. However, the level of capital funding required to bring these long term projects to life can be difficult to fundraise for.

Mike Bloomberg Introduces the 2019 Bloomberg Philanthropies Annual Report

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Mike Bloomberg issued his new letter on philanthropy today as part of the release of Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2019 annual report

His lifetime giving now totals more than $8 billion.

He writes:  “In the year ahead, as political candidates debate what to do in the future, we will work to improve the present by expanding our efforts."

Uncovering What's Next at the Global Pro Bono Summit

Taproot Foundation Releases Upshot Recap from the Annual Summit
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The Global Pro Bono Summit is an annual invitation-only gathering of leaders from across sectors and around the world with a shared vision to make the talents and skills of the entire business community accessible to organizations serving our collective good.

NRG Energy Employees Lead Nearly 80 Service Projects Nationwide

12th Annual positiveNRG Week Achieves More than 4,100 Hours of Employee Volunteerism
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PRINCETON, N.J., June 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Over 800 NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) employees volunteer upwards of 4,100 hours during of the company’s 12th “positiveNRG week,” the company’s annual week of volunteering. Over the course of the week, employees were provided the opportunity to select and serve the non-profits in their communities that mean the most to them.

From Exotic Felines to Teddy Bears, How Duke Energy Employees Made an Impact in May

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The numbers tell the story: 2,300 volunteers, 14,000-plus hours served, 267 projects completed, 3,500 hurricane kits packed and 1,286 teddy bears stuffed.

These are just a few of the numbers that showcase the impact of Duke Energy In Action Month. An annual initiative during May, Duke Energy In Action Month mobilizes employees across our service footprint to volunteer their time in the communities we serve. Whether planting sea oats, building an outdoor classroom at a Title I school or helping rescue exotic felines, our employees had an immeasurable impact in May.

We’ve Achieved 500,000 Environmentally-Friendly Volunteer Hours

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At Comcast, our employees are passionate about giving back to their communities and making the world a more sustainable and better place. Their commitment is a driving force behind our engagement and outreach efforts for sustainability, powering service projects like Comcast Cares Day, and all year-round.

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